Tuesday, October 19, 2010
One Mule + One JRT + A nice day = Nice Ride.
Badger has been struggling with his Equine COPD the past week. It has been remarkably dry and dusty here this October.
His respirations were good today, plus Badger seemed just plain bored, so we saddled up and headed for an easy quiet ride in the woods.
...with Morris of course.
Easy, because when we climbed hills, he stopped [as a sensible mule would] and caught his breath.
Quiet, because we just ambled along looking at what the fall foliage brought to us. The leaves are down, and so we are able to see long distances in the forest.
I stopped more than once, just to sit and look at the beautiful sky and take in the crisp fall air.
This is what I love to do to relax.
Morris had to have his moment in the saddle. Badger was patient as ever, allowing him to crawl all over the saddle...then allowing me to mount up with Morris squirming around.
We went to the back valley and just sat for a while by the creek and listened to the water run over the rocks.
It was quite pleasant.
Morris enjoyed a 'romp' through the creek while Badger enjoyed some lush grass.
We rode...we enjoyed...